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Telegraph – Anne Jepson…

BOUTIQUE MAKEOVER

THE SUN INN, NEWTONGRANGE

LOCATION
This former mining stronghold – the remains of which, The Scottish Mining Museum, is five minutes away – is an unlikely setting for a boutique hotel and restaurant.

CHARACTER
I knew this as a quirky and somewhat dull pub that did food. What a transformation. It has been refurbished mainly as a casual place to eat; intimate, personal and deserving of the “boutique” tag.

ROOMS
None are generous, and the suite is really only a room with a corridor and dressing room. Its deep copper bath really is special, however, and extraordinarily comfortable for two to sit in for hours. Fine mattresses and bed linen make for a great night’s sleep. The rooms at the front could suffer from traffic noise. Striking modern décor, with lots of warm, solid oak.

FOOD
We stayed on a Tuesday and the restaurant/bistro was full and buzzing. Breakfasts are generous and the lunch and dinner menus are varied and imaginative; Scottish produce is promoted minus the tartanry. Everything was beautifully cooked and presented and the service was perfect.

WE LIKE
The fact there was no need to head into Edinburgh for a good meal, which would have been the case previously in this locale; very comfortable covered outside bar, again a rarity in this part of the world.

NOT SO KEEN
The décor of some rooms, given their size, is a bit heavy going, making them feel a little cramped. There were some teething problems with the plumbing.

Full Review – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hotels/ukhotels/hotelsinscotland/7398678/The-Sun-Inn-Edinburgh-hotel-review.html

The Sun Inn

27 comments

1st visit to sun inn for dining,excellent food very fresh,good choice i.e fish and chips to game,staff very friendly and excellent service.

Its been my hope to come and dine here for sometime so after a long wait I eventually managed lunch yesterday. service was excellent as was the food. I shall return.

Francis & Janet Uteg

We were guests for three nights in February, 2012. Wonderful accommodations, very helpful staff, and incredible food. Thank you!

I dined at the Sun Inn on Saturday 28th April along with a party of eleven to celebrate the birthday of one of my friends. I have to say that the dining experience was one of the finest I have ever had – the food was excellent and well presented, the staff, all young kids, were very friendly and extremely professional, the entire ambience of the restaurant was just great.

I have eaten in the Sun Inn on many occasions and it is always fabulous, however lunch today was the best yet. Beautifully presented, very fresh fantasic food!

ramzi and steph

food is really good, it has to be the best food ive had in years! staff were excellent, I recomend to my friends and family they love it 2.

Found The Sun Inn by chance while staying at the nearby campsite. Tried the “early bird” menu and found it excellent: tasty, beautifully presented and good value food ( and the service was great too!!). We’ll certainly be back.

Our first visit was lunch on Saturday 7 July 2012. It certainly wont be the last either!!
Really shows some of Edinburgh’s more upmarket eating establishments how to do it (at a much fairer and more affordable price too!)

We have been many times for Dinner to the Sun Inn since we discovered it in March and every time has been wonderful. Recently went for lunch there and cannot fault it. The staff are warm and friendly. The service is excellent and the food is fantastic and very well presented.

I have eaten hear many times and never been dissapointed. Food is excellent. Give it a try you won’t regret it.

Name Debbie Murray

We had a family meal yesterday with 17 in our company. All meals were delicious enjoyed by one and all. Service was impeccable only one problem I live too far away to eat here more often ! !

Just had an evening meal at the Sun Inn for the first time with my family and it was excellent. Although the resturant was very busy the staff were friendly, attentive and efficient. The food was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening and will definately be back and will be recommending it to all my friends and family. Thank you

First time visiting Scotland and called into The Sun Inn for a meal. Great food and the staff couldn’t do anymore, the service was excellent.

I always advise people my favourite restaurant is the Sun Inn and again it’s been re-established after my visit on Sunday when the meal I had was absolutely gorgeous and the waiting staff exceptional. Planning my next visit soon.

. My steak was cooked to perfection and so tasty. It is a measure of a good restaurant to
serve a rare steak properly cooked on a Saturday night is December. We all really enjoyed our meal and the ambiance was relaxed yet festive and uplifting. There were smiles all around our table and when I looked around the restaurant everyone else seemed to be having as good a dining experience as we were. We will definitely be back next Christmas as well of course during the year. Not many restaurants keep their high standards up over the festive period. Many thanks to you all.

We visited the Sun Inn for a celebratory dinner and were not disappointed. The food was exquisite and the staff friendly. Can’t wait to come back.

Lorraine and Mark

We stayed at the Sun Inn for 4 nights with our 14 month old daughter while works were done on our house. The facilities were great and the staff were fantastic! Nothing was too much trouble and they were very caring.
Just fantastic people!

After being recommended by a freind ,we visited the Sun Inn for sunday lunch .
The whole experience was one to remember ,the food was of the highest quality ,as was the service.
I cannot recommend highly enough .
We will definitely be visiting again

We had an amazing evening meal here, would highly recommend to anyone thinking of going. A lovely menu with choices for everyone. Staff are extremely efficient and provide excellent service along with knowledge on everything served! (Especially the wines!)
We also stayed here and can highly recommend this also! Lovely large, clean rooms and an amazing breakfast in the morning. Thank you to The Sun Inn for a most enjoyable stay, cant wait till we can return!

Stayed at the Sun Inn for two nights on business trip, beautiful room, sensational fresh food, friendly and helpful staff. Fully recommend. Planning my second visit already

Great food, great service. Been here lots of times now and never been disappointed. A wee hidden gem and a must try.

Family dinner on Saturday evening 6th Feb was fantastic. The Madras chicken liver starters and the Turbot fillets and crab risotto were to die for. Great seating and service. We will be back.

Took my mum and dad here for afternoon tea,real treat,lovely log fire friendly staff,fab food.
Even saw the steam train going over the new battle viaduct opposite the pub.

Father’s Day lunch today (19/06/16) was awesome. Great food (Braised beef for me), great staff, great buckets!! Appreciate your work guys, big thank you.

Name Jim McGuckian

We have visited many times over the past few years and are never disappointed. The food and cheese selection today was particularly good.

Came in tonight with my partner, sister and my 2 boys. Started off with the Korean pulled pork. Delicious! Although as soon as my sons had their lobster tagliatelle starter, I wish I’d ordered them I stead! All of us except my partner had steaks which were delicious. And huge! He had salmon which he also enjoyed. Had the toffee pudding after. The butterscotch sauce was to die for. Service kind of slipped at the end as it was getting busier, but not enough for me to not come again. Will definitely be back. Been home for ages and we all still have full bellies!

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